Chapter 1832: Azure Cloud Mansion, Black Armored Army!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Father, Junior Brother Ling Tian has already planned to go to the Upper Province. Why would he switch side to the Azure Cloud Mansion at this time?” Gu Li was rendered speechless for a moment when he heard Gu Ci Yun’s words.
“You have a point. But why did he go to the Azure Cloud Mansion then?” Gu Ci Yun nodded his head.
Indeed, since he had already planned to go to the Upper Province, that little fellow had no reason to switch to the Azure Cloud Mansion since it would not benefit him.
“The Azure Cloud Mansion is his home. What else is there to do at home? It’s obvious he’s going to see his family!” Gu Li sighed emotionally.
“What?!” Gu Ci Yun’s eyes turned as wide as saucers. “The Azure Cloud Mansion is Little Tian’s home? What’re you trying to say? What kind of relationship does Little Tian have with the Azure Cloud Mansion? It doesn’t make sense! If he has something to do with the Azure Cloud Mansion, why did he come to the Mystical Sky Mansion? Moreover, if he’s from the Azure Cloud Mansion, he can’t be a simple person with his high innate talent. I’ve never heard of someone so powerful like Duan Ling Tian in the Azure Cloud Mansion before!” When Gu Ci Yun reached the end of his sentence, he shook his head.
“Father, do you still remember the origin of Mansion Master Duan Ru Feng of Azure Cloud Mansion?” Gu Li asked.
Although he had no idea why his son would ask this, Gu Ci Yun still nodded his head. “Of course! Mansion Master Duan Ru Feng of Azure Cloud Mansion is a Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent. He’s also the only one from the Mortal Continent who managed to rule a top-rated force in the history of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land!”
“What if I say that Junior Brother Ling Tian is also a Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent?” Gu Li asked again.
“What? Little Tian is a Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent as well?” Gu Ci Yun was stunned. After a long while, he finally muttered in bewilderment, “Since when did Martial Cultivators from the Mortal Continent become so monstrously strong?”
“Father, Junior Brother Ling Tian is the son of the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion. Moreover, he’s the only son!” Gu Li continued to add.
His words were like a heavy-loaded bomb that exploded. Gu Ci Yun was struck dumb. He only regained his senses after a long while before he looked at Gu Li in shock. “Li’er, is this true? Little Tian is actually the o-only son of the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion?”
“That’s right!’ Gu Li nodded.
“B-But if he’s the only son of Mansion Master Duan from Azure Cloud Mansion, why did he join the Mystical Sky Mansion?” Gu Ci Yun could not understand this no matter how much he thought about it.
However, after Gu Li explained the entire thing to him, he finally understood.
As it turned out, Duan Ling Tian had damaged the clues his father had left behind for him. This was why he did not instantly go to the Azure Cloud Mansion when he arrived in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
It was only until when heard some of the information about Mansion Master Duan Ru Feng and his name that he was certain his father is the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion!
That was why he had gone to the Azure Cloud Mansion to reunite with his family immediately. “Zhao Jin and Zhao Deng are ignorant about Little Tian’s background. Otherwise, even if their courage is multiplied by a hundred, they still would not dare to make a move on him!” Gu Ci Yun remarked with a gleam in his eyes.
“Father, Junior Brother Ling Tian’s identity is special, but it’s not convenient to reveal it. He’s not only the son of the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion, but he’s also the person who has the Devilseal Tablet in his possession! Once the news of him possessing the Devilseal Tablet spreads out, even the Azure Cloud Mansion might not be able to protect him. Those powerhouses from the Upper Province might be interested in the Devilseal Tablet,” Gu Li said with a worried expression on his face.
“That’s right! The lure of the Devilseal Tablet is just too strong!” Gu Ci Yun strongly agreed with his son’s words. He looked at his son before saying, “Due to this reason, it’s even more important that we don’t reveal Little Tian’s identity. Otherwise, what awaits him and the Azure Cloud Mansion would definitely be a calamity! A man’s wealth is his own ruin since it causes greed in others!”
“Understood,” Gu Li replied with a solemn expression.
Meanwhile, Zhao Jin and Zhao Deng’s felt even more frustrated after they left. Until now, they still did not have any clue on the death of their grandson and son respectively.
They possessed a powerful force, however, they had nowhere to use it.
“There’s only one way for us to look for Ji’er’s killer…” Zhao Jin said in a deep voice.
“Father, are you talking about Ling Tian?” Zhao Deng asked.
“Exactly!” Zhao Jin nodded before adding, “As far as I know, Ling Tian had made a pact with Little Gu to go to the Upper Province together. However, he had suddenly left all on his own. Although Little Gu has already broken through to the Divine Saint Stage, he did not leave with Ling Tian! I have a feeling that Ling Tian hasn’t gone to the Upper Province yet. Not only that, but the direction he’s headed is not to the Upper Province as well!” Zhao Jin said in one breath.
“Father, why don’t we just ask Gu Li and find out where Ling Tian went?” Zhao Deng said with a gleam in his eyes.
“Humph! Do you think Gu Li will tell you where Ling Tian went?” Zhao Jin snorted coldly and looked at Zhao Deng as though he was looking at an idiot.
Zhao Deng would have been furious and left immediately if another person had looked at him that way. However, since it was his father, he did not dare to show how upset he was.
“Father, what do you think we should do then?” Zhao Deng asked again.
“Keep a close eye on Little Gu. If we want to find Ling Tian, he’s our most important clue! It’ll be fine if he doesn’t leave the Mystical Sky Mansion. However, if he does, follow him and see if he’s meeting up with Ling Tian!” Zhao Ji ordered.
“Just like the saying goes, ‘The mantis who stalks the cicada is unaware of the oriole behind!’” Zhao Deng’s eyes lit up in admiration of his father. As expected, the older one was, the wiser one becomes.
Duan Ling Tian was unaware of what was happening in the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Currently, he had successfully arrived in the vicinity of the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate.
The Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate was situated at the south of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. It was located above a gigantic lake that stretched out as far as the eyes could see.
Standing by the bank of the lake, one would not be able to see across the lake with just a glance. It felt as though one was standing by the seaside, watching the sea that stretched out as far as the eyes could see.
This was the Crouching Dragon Lake that surrounded the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate.
The entire lake was like a dragon that was curled up in a circle, surrounding the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate tightly around it. This was also where the Crouching Dragon Lake got its name from!
“Azure Cloud Mansion… Mother, Tian’er will be able to see you soon! Little Fei’er, I’m coming… I’m coming to see you and our child! Father, I’m coming!”
Duan Ling Tian hovered in the sky near the Crouching Dragon Lake as he stared at the lake emotionally.
After a long while, he calmed himself down a little before stepping forward and entered the Crouching Dragon Lake.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian entered the Crouching Dragon Lake, the surface of the calm lake began to boil as ripples began to appear and spread out. Finally, there was even a sound of explosions.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
After the first sound of explosions, more sound of explosions continued to resonate in the air.
A group of gigantic figures rose from the Crouching Dragon Lake and destroyed the calmness of the lake.
“Who are you that you dare to trespass into our Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate!” At the same time, a thunderous voice reverberated in Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
When Duan Ling Tian had just stepped on the air above the Crouching Dragon Lake, then gigantic figures immediately rose from the Crouching Dragon Lake. They soared up into the sky and surrounded him.
“Wild beasts?” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze landed on the ten gigantic figures, and he discovered they were all gigantic wild beasts.
A black figure stood on top of each of the wild beasts. It seemed like they were soldiers. They all had an emotionless expression and wore black armor.
Terrifying auras emanated from the bodies of these soldiers, sending chills up one’s spines.
“Black Armored Guards?” When Duan Ling Tian was making his way here, he had made enquiries about the Azure Cloud Mansion so he knew the ones protecting the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate were the most elite guards, the Black Armored Guards, in the Azure Cloud Mansion.
The weakest member of the Black Armored Guards was also at the Early Eminent Saint Stage!
In the Azure Cloud Mansion, only a powerhouse at the Early Eminent Saint Stage or above was qualified to take the test to become a Black Armored Guard.
It was precisely because the Black Armored Guards were the elites of the Azure Cloud Mansion, they always maintained the number of 1,000 guards. Collectively, they were called the Black Armored Army.
It was said that the Black Armored Army of Azure Cloud Mansion had one Captain, ten Centurions, and 100 Decurions.
The Captain was also the Commander of the Black Armored Army. He was also one of the Exemplary Saint Stage powerhouses in the Azure Cloud Mansion.
Almost all the ten Centurions, on the other hand, were at the Mastery or the peak of the Divine Saint Stage!
As for the 100 Decurions, the weakest among them was also at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage!
“No wonder it’s said that the Azure Cloud Mansion and Mountainshade Black Market are much more powerful than the other quasi third-rate forces… Put aside the Mountainshade Black Market, judging by the strength of the Azure Cloud Mansion on the surface, the Mystical Sky Mansion is far from being comparable to it! There are already ten people who’re at the Mastery and even the peak of the Divine Saint Stage in the Black Armored Army that consisted of 1,000 people! The Commander of the Black Armored Army is even an Exemplary Saint Stage powerhouse!” Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel stunned.
This powerful force was under his father’s command.
“It hasn’t been more than twenty years since that cheapskate father of mine disappeared and reappeared again in the Cloud Continent. In just twenty years, not only did he make a name for himself in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land on his own, but he even became the new Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion. He even led the Azure Cloud Mansion to the peak in the Lower Province and is on equal footing with the Mountainshade Black Market!” Duan Ling Tian really had no idea how his cheapskate father could achieve all this in such a short period of time.
If it was him, he knew that he would not be able to achieve all these.
When one of the guards from the Black Armored Army who rose up from the Crouching Dragon Lake riding on the gigantic wild beast saw how unbothered Duan Ling Tian was, he said, “Leave the Crouching Dragon Lake in the span of ten breaths. Otherwise, you’ll die!”
It was apparent this person who warned him was the leader among the ten Black Armored Guards.
Duan Ling Tian activated his Divine Eye and instantly probed his cultivation base. He was at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage!
‘Looks like he’s a Decurion!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Decurion, the reason I came to the Azure Cloud Mansion is to look for Mansion Master Duan,” Duan Ling Tian did not reveal his identity as their Young Mansion Master. Instead, he only said he was looking for the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion.
“Who are you, and why do you want to see our Lord Mansion Master?” The Decurion asked again. His tone seemed to have softened a little.